Learning the ABC's the Hard Way: Teacher Unionism in the 1990's Geisert, Gene and Chandler, Carol

The authors offer a comparison between the ongoing British Columbian experience with unionization to that transpiring in the United States.

Learning The ABC's The Hard Way: Teacher Unionism In The 1990's examines the processes that brought about that change and its resultant effect on the local school systems. Its authors, Drs. Gene Geisert and Carol Chandler, anxious to find a balanced approach to meeting the needs of educating children, offer a comparison between the ongoing British Columbian experience with that transpiring in the United States. They conclude that any serious attempt to improve our nations' educational systems must take into consideration the vital necessity that school management remain in the hands of school boards and their principals. Teachers should be free to do what they have supposedly been trained to do, teach; and not, as their unions would prefer; run the schools.